How is everyone
I want to chat about the Holy Spirit today and something that I am a little confused over.
John 14:15-18 (King James Version)
King James Version (KJV)
15If ye love me, keep my commandments.
16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
Would I be right in saying that the verse is saying if you keep the commandments God will send you the Holy Spirit, does this mean that unless you are the perfect Christian and always keep the commandments you will not receive the Holy Spirit? I dont think so as I have always belived that Salvation is by faith and not works, but that faith produces Good works. I have also been told/ belive that you receive the Holy Spirit as soon as you place your faith In Jesus – Is this right? I take it by “ comforter “ this means the Holy Spirit?
Any thoughts would be great especially on the part about when we, as belivers, receive the Holy Spirit
Thanks for any help